would not make a 2000 presidential bid on February 22, 1999. The Los
Angeles Times' George Skelton reported Wilson's decision in his
"Capitol Journal" column. Wilson also faxed out a letter to a hundred
so of his closest supporters and mailed the letter out to several
|Current||In late 1998 Wilson formed the Bear
Flag Forum, a nonprofit
foundation that he will use to address public policy issues.
Appointed distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution effective February 22, 1999.
Plans to establish a political action committee.
|Career||Served as governor of California for two terms, leaving
January 4, 1999.
In 1995 ran a short-lived campaign for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination.
Elected governor of California in 1990, defeating Tom Bradley; re-elected governor in 1994, defeating Kathleen Brown 55.2%-46.0%.
U.S. Senator, 1983-90. (Elected in 1982 and re-elected in 1988).
Mayor of San Diego, 1971-82.
Elected to the California Assembly in 1966 and served two terms (1967-71).
years as a Marine Corps infantry officer, 1955-58.
University (on an ROTC scholarship), B.A. in English Literature, 1955;
University of California at Berkeley's Boalt Hall, J.D., 1962.
years old. Born August 23, 1933 in Lake Forest, Illinois; raised
in St. Louis, Missouri.